Dvd Contest: Understanding Autism

 

I received the movies Autism: The Musical and Fly Away for review.  I was very interested in their content because I love children with Autism. I was a Special Education teacher and I have fond memories of the children I was able to reach while teaching. I think both movies depict what it is like for parents and children living with Autism. It is truly a disability that has no cause or cure. It is a rare blend of extraordinary talents and limited social cognition.

I would share both movies with the world so people truly understand what life is like with Autism . I truly became emotional during both movies as an educator and a mom. I believe that education and understanding are the keys to enable these children. I was moved by the motivation to place a musical together. I was not shocked that the children enjoyed preforming. I truly believe it is our perception that initially limits these children. If we teach to their strength and work toward motivating them and encouraging we will all progress. It is important to be remind that each person is unique and worthy.

Leave a comment below to win these DVD!

Contest is open to US residents only. Contest ends on November 13, 2011.

Comments

  1. Cari G. says

    These look like wonderful movies! I was a home health aid and fell in love with all of my clients. The ones with autism always had a special place though. I think that it is AMAZING that they can do SO much more than a lot of people think they can. I would love to see these movies. Thanks for the chance to win!

  2. Katie Eskridge says

    I have a 7 yr old nephew with Autism and I work with people who have Autism and other Developmental “unique-abilities”. I have also seen both of these movies and your right…the whole world should watch at least these two. I am not commenting to win these becuase I hope someone who hasnt seen these or needs to see these, win. TY so much for passing them on! I wonder if there is a way we could “watch-it-foward”. Basically, a person watches them, finds a member of your site and passes it on. Then everyone who wants wins, and the more people who are educated about it…All thoose with Autism will be the really winners!!

  3. Darlene says

    I am an occupational therapist who works with children and families effected by autism. This would be a great resource that I could share with my patients’ families. I could loan it out to them so they could watch it with their families, friends, etc. to help improve understanding of autism. Thanks. I love your site.

    Darlene

  4. MARTHA says

    My sister’s youngest son has Autism. When he was younger it was very hard to handle him, and my sister read everything she could get her hands on. He is now 17 and a Seinor in HS, and is doing great!! We are so proud of him.
    My daughter wanted to work with children with Autism. So one of her classes in HS was working with them, she also learned sign langage. She loved doing this for two years in HS.
    I would love to win the DVD, because we lived the life of Autism. Thank you for giving us a chance to win something that is so important!

  5. Amanda Chesshir says

    I would love to have these. Autism fascinates me as how it affects people so differently. I am currently going to school to become and elementary teacher. I expect to teach children with disabilities and Autism is common that I know i will have students with this.

  6. Hope Chamberlain says

    These would be fantastic to view at work. We work with children within the autism spectrum. A lot of our younger employees would benefit greatly from these. :) Listen to me, I am just the Office manager, lol

  7. Katie W. says

    I’m a special ed. teacher. This is definitely applicable to my life. Thanks for offering these great resources.

  8. Melissa Taulbee says

    I would love to win this. I have an 11 year old son with Autism and it would be great to let my step-son, husband, and our families get to know more about my son’s Autism, also my self because you can never know to much :) Thank you!

  9. Kenneth Dexter says

    My wife and I adopted our son John who is now 7. He was diagnosed with Fragile X Syndrome with autistic tendencies. I would love to have these DVDs to show his family, friends, teachers and other parents of autistic children. Thank you

  10. Kathy Davis says

    I currently teach a low functioning autistic boy. After 28 years of teaching, this is my first experience with autism. I am learning. These DVDs would be beneficial to me. Thanks.

  11. Wendy Olivier says

    I have a 5 yr old son that has autism. He was diagnosed when he was almost 3 yrs old. I had to fight for him to get all the early intervention services he needed. He didn’t speak until he was almost 4 years old. He still flaps his hands, walks on his tip toes, sensory issues, etc. Just to name a few. His name is Vincent and God blessed me with this beautiful child. Together we will make it an amazing journey through life. This child has grounded me and taught me so much about what we all take for granted everyday. I am so proud of my little sunshine.
    Would be great to win this not only for us but to share it with others so they to can understand more about autism.

  12. Martha Berryman says

    What an awesome contest! I have a 17-year-old daughter with a hearing loss and autism. It has been a long and eventful road with her. And as the years have gone by, I have learned to see the world through her eyes. Autism is not an obstacle to be overcome. It is who she is and I promote that. Be who you are and let the world see the light within you! And she does just that. I’m so proud of my girl! :)

  13. theresa says

    I have been learning more and more about Autism from a lady I work with, her son is 6 and Autistic. It would be great for us to be able to share these. Thank you for helping to bring awareness.

  14. Cassie Bartholomew says

    I am also very interested in Autism and have worked with people who have it. I would like to win these, not only to enjoy them myselves, but to also use them to educate others.

  15. Edward D Iannielli III says

    I remember the very first time I held my son in my arms and I still can think back to that very day when he was born as I remember feeling his little movements and thinking to myself how special he is and how blessed my wife and I are. I made a promise to myself that day and every day that I would do everything I possibly can for him to make his life as wonderful as it can be. I am a dad with a lot of love in my heart and each and every day that love continues to grow. I have learned over the years what autism is all about because our son lives with it everyday and we are united in making his life as wonderful as it can be because our son means the world to us and we believe he can amaze us all with his abilities and his talents. He has autism and he has a lot of love and a lot of heart. We love our son and we are all in this together.

  16. Jake Bray says

    my gfs bros have autism and I have been learning more and more bout it
    these look like very good dvds would love to win

  17. Jennifer says

    I have seen Autism the Musical and would love to share it with my son. 8 years old and very Aspie and he just loves musicals!

  18. Nicholle says

    I am an educator who frequently works with children of all ranges of ASDs (Autism Spectrum Disorders). I also work each summer at a special-needs camp, which has many Autistic campers. I would love to see these movies to help me better understand what my students with an ASD go through… their struggles, their strengths, and the unique perspectives they can bring to the classroom.
    I also agree with Katie E. that we should “watch-it-forward” so that they may benefit the most people possible.

  19. Melissa Lawler says

    Yesterday my daughter and I went to a birthday party for a friends’s son. He is autistic. I love this little boy and the best part of the party was watching him smile and laugh.

  20. Carolyn says

    I used to own Autism the Musical but then I lent it out and never saw my copy again… I would love to have that movie back in my life.

  21. Jamie Grant says

    Very nice giveaway! More information about Autism needs to be available and this is a perfect opportunity to do that. Awesome :)

  22. Lauren says

    My best friend has a brother that’s autistic, and he is such a great kid. I’ve known him for a very long time now, and I have nothing but fond memories of him. It’s because of him that my friend has had a complete shift in her thinking. She was on her way to becoming a brain surgeon, when she realized she was happiest working with people that are like her brother. She is such a positive and upbeat person, and she works so hard to make a difference in kids lives.
    I’d love to win these for her, I know she’d enjoy them immensely and relate to them.

  23. Mary says

    I am glad to see more of this is out in the marketplace. My son wasn’t officially diagnosised until a few years age.. I could see he was a sweet kid that had much to offer, however, many said he needed more dicipline, he was demoned possessed etc.. He is now 16 1/2 finally getting help and support. However, his younger brother is confused because of all the past mixed messages. I can see how this material could help clear up the confusion.

  24. Jennie Hawkins says

    I too worked with people with disabilities, some of which were diag. with autism. I am always interested in learning more about this and other disabilities. Would love to view these DVD’s then would pass them on to others.

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